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NASA Gets $55 Million To Build A Habitat For Living On Mars

Congress has asked NASA to figure out how astronauts might set up camp on the Red Planet (assuming they survive the six-month journey).<p>NASA has been tasked with developing a “habitation module” that could be used for deep space missions. The news was initially reported in <i>SpaceNews</i>, which picked up …

Kylo Ren Darth Vader Helmet: Here's How He Got It

When <b>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</b> opened earlier this month, it answered a lot of questions we had in the run-up to the film, like “What’s Leia been …

Here's How Your Dog Really Feels About You, According To Science

Image: Yaisin Bulut via Getty Images<p>Let’s talk about puppy love. Not youthful romance, but the love between a person and his or her pooch. As every dog lover knows, canine companions make for some of the best friends we could wish for. They play with us, cuddle with us, listen to us and make us …

Pets

Motorhead’s Lemmy: 20 Essential Songs

‘Motorhead’ (1975)<p>Written on the balcony of the infamous "Riot House" hotel in West Hollywood during a 1974 Hawkwind tour, Lemmy's speed-freak anthem …

25 Instagram Accounts That Will Make You Want to Quit Your Job and Travel the World

Our passion lies in adventure photography. If you give us a chance, we'll be out in the wilderness with no questions asked. Chanel and myself grew up in a Johannesburg, which is a massive urban area and the thought of exploring the outdoors has always appealed to us. At the beginning of the year we …

After leaving his 9-5 job, this 31-year-old built a company that's earned $1 million while he travels the world

It was a sales job, and with his commission he was able to earn up to $20,000 a month.<p>Ward, who was raised by a single mother in Northern Ireland, couldn't believe how much he was earning after years of hustling for cash. "I come from quite a poor family," he says. "It was crazy. Not having had …

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Why J.J. Abrams is only directing one of the new 'Star Wars' movies — and regrets it

"The Force Awakens" director will serve as executive producer on the next movie, "Episode VIII," but is passing the director's torch to Rian Johnson ("Looper"), who also penned the script.<p>That script is to blame for Abrams' regret, Greg Grunberg, an actor and Abrams' lifelong friend, told the …

Star Wars

10 TED Talks That Will Help You Be a Better Parent

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Apple removed Home Sharing support for music in iOS 8.4

Apple yesterday rolled out iOS 8.4 to iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users and the big news, of course, was the addition of Apple Music and Beats 1. It appears now, however, that Apple removed a feature still used by many from the operating system. As pointed out by several users on Apple’s Support …

Apple Music

Here’s How Microsoft Will Release Windows 10

After some general market confusion and bad headline writing, Microsoft this morning detailed how it will roll out Windows 10 to testers, consumers, and large-scale customers.<p>First, scale: Microsoft said in its blog post this morning that there are now 5 million Windows Insiders, up from 3.7 …

Living in: The world’s safest cities

In these five cities, residents can rest easy walking home late at night and leaving their laptop unguarded. But they also know that safe doesn’t have to be boring.<p>Leaving your wallet or laptop unguarded in a cafe may not be recommended for most, but residents in the world’s safest cities could …

European Travel

Yosemite National Park's Best Hikes

From secret hikes to date hikes to cave hikes, San Francisco holds its own pretty well in the hiking department. Yosemite though? Yosemite owns the …

A Maldives you can actually afford

Thanks to recent changes in the local tourism laws, travellers can now experience the legendary beauty and gracious culture of the Indian Ocean islands for less.<p>I was on the beach, wiggling my toes in fluffy white sand, when a smiling woman brought me a <i>kurrun’baa</i> to drink. I hadn’t requested the …

Speedboat

Billionaire Saudi prince to give away $32 billion fortune

Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal to donate entire $32 billion wealth to his charitable foundation<p>Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal, the Saudi Arabian billionaire and one of the world's richest people, announced on Wednesday that he will donate all of his wealth of $32 billion (£20.5 billion) to charity over the …

What Is Copa America, Anyway?

Everything you need to know about Saturday's big match between Argentina and Chile.<p>Copa America is the oldest tournament of its kind in the world of soccer. In 1916, the Campeonato Sudamericano de Football (translation: South American Championship of Football) set out with the goal of crowning a …

For 4th year in row, Rafael Nadal loses early at Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) — On the final point of the first set of his latest Wimbledon disappointment, Rafael Nadal swung his mighty, lefty forehand — and …

Tennis

You Shouldn’t Be Afraid Of That Killer Volkswagen Robot

Robolaw expert Ryan Calo says to stop worrying and love the machine<p>Headlines rang out across the internet yesterday that a robot killed someone in Germany. Beneath the sensationalist surface, there was a tragic truth: an industrial robot at a Volkswagen plant in Germany had indeed killed a …

Maria leaves Sesame Street after 44 years

Sonia Manzano became one of the first Latina stars on American television but producers have yet to explain how she will leave the show<p>Sonia Manzano, who has played the role of Maria on Sesame Street since 1971, is to retire.<p>A beloved resident of Sesame Street since she was a teenager, the …

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Adidas Knit These Sneakers Entirely From Ocean Plastic Trash

The sample shoe was made from illegal gill nets dredged up from the ocean by the nonprofit Sea Shepherd. “It’s a fishing net that was spanning the …

Google Apologizes After Photos App Autotags Black People as ‘Gorillas’

Flickr sparked some controversy back in May after it was discovered that the service’s new autotagging feature was prone to mislabeling black people …

TransAsia Pilot Shut Off Wrong Engine Moments Before Crash

Taiwan aviation officials on Tuesday released a detailed report of how the pilot mistakenly shut off the plane's only working engine after the other lost power. "Wow, pulled back the wrong side throttle," the captain said shortly before crashing.<p>The pilot of the TransAsia plane that narrowly dodged …

How Your Brain Remembers Where You Parked The Car

If you run into an old friend at the train station, your brain will probably form a memory of the experience. And that memory will forever link the person you saw with the place where you saw him.<p>For the first time, researchers have been able to see that sort of link being created in people's …

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